I hate to post twice in one day, but I can't pass up this article I found on Cocked and Loaded, love his articles. I always seem to get ticked off at people who bring up statistics for gun control and why it really works, and I never seem to care enough about the numbers because I know in my head gun control does not work. Well now, we can all be more informed about how the FBI statistics came out, and the gun violence crime rate decreased by 4% while gun ownership is increasing at a great rate. Yes, this does not necessarily mean gun ownership caused the crime rate to drop, but it's a good case.
Here's the full article: http://www.handgunsmag.com/2012/06/20/2011-fbi-violent-crime-stats-gun-ownership-upcrime-rates-drop/